For the next two weeks, 11:00 p.m. weeknights, The Lineup: Best NY Movies on MSG will run down a gargantuan group of worthy candidates. On tonight’s debut, the show’s latest panel featuring movie critic Jeffrey Lyons, actor John Leguizamo, filmmakers Ed Burns and Spike Lee join host Fran Healy to evaluate Manhattan-set gangster movies.
The first revelation of tonight’s program is that actor Dylan McDermott does a pretty good Marlon Brando/Don Vito Corleone impression. There’s also a good debate about which is better – The Godfather or The Godfather: Part II.
The Lineup: Best NY Movies is the fourth go-round for the Emmy-winning program. The show previously looked at NYC’s best baseball players, baseball deals and sports movies. Here’s the full schedule:
Monday, March 3: Gangster
Tuesday, March 4: Comedy
Wednesday, March 5: Action
Thursday, March 6: Drama (Part 1)
Friday, March 7: Thriller